Average Bench: 99.3% (152nd of 956)

Based on 305 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged just 0.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX500 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 166MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 53.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 392MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 402MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 305 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 488 527
296 Write 402 467
303 Mixed 392 423
305 SusWrite 420 465
95.7% 426 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 31.5 37.5
37.1 4K Write 81.4 117
16.4 4K Mixed 39.2 55
141% 50.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.2 DQ Read 285 387
73.4 DQ Write 252 351
17.6 DQ Mixed 166 297
153% 235 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 459 461 444 460 461 MB/s
Read 515
Write 450
Mixed 399
SusWrite 457
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 53.9
178% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 294
239% 339 MB/s
985GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 379 410 440 432 443 MB/s
Read 514
Write 455
Mixed 417
SusWrite 421
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 54.1
185% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 287
236% 337 MB/s
729GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 460 460 461 462 461 MB/s
Read 509
Write 466
Mixed 415
SusWrite 460
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 50.5
164% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 298
242% 343 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 461 464 465 466 464 MB/s
Read 505
Write 461
Mixed 406
SusWrite 464
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 46
155% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 302
245% 348 MB/s
981GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 422 431 445 445 446 MB/s
Read 490
Write 447
Mixed 408
SusWrite 434
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 85.1
4K Mixed 46.2
152% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 300
245% 348 MB/s
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Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $1,887

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